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Vol. I. WASHINGTON, D. C, WED&ESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1860. No. 8.
PHoscilirtioir nf New Orleans. Mr.Oeorge
Foestcr, editor of the AT. 0. German Gazette,
recently received the following anonymous
note, While1 in the discharge ol his duties i
New Orleans, AW 13.
Sir : Your Anti Southern feelings and prin
ciples being well known( and as persons of
your character are becoming obnoxious to our
population, we would advise you to leave the
city within one week from date. If you have
any regard for your crporeal welfare, it
would be proper for yon to comply promptly
with our request
8outiierneks or Tire Blue Cockade.
Mr. George Fouler,
Editor of the German Gazette, N. 0.
Mr. F. paid no attention to the warning, un
til his friends urged him to leave, as his remain
ing wonld endauger his life. He ascertained
that he had been denounced by a rival editor,
named Sebastian Seiler, who had also de
nounced Mr. F.'s predecessor. Mr. F. was
finally obliged to leave the city, and go to
What the Southern Ladies are tioiNO.
The Columbia (S. C.) Guardian says 1
" We understand the ' Lone Star ' and Pal
metto flair was unfurled yesterday at the Co
lumbia Female College. We further learn that
some of tbe ladies, determined not to be behind
in patriotio manifestations, have resolved to
make the new uniforms of the Richland Vol
unteer Rifle Company."
there were 28,498 post offices in the United
States on the 30th of June last. In 1789 the
whole number was 75.
The postal expenditures during the last fiscal
year forthe transportation of Inland mails, route
agents, local agents, &a, were - $13,453,225.17
For the transportation of foreign
For California and Oregon, via
Panama .... 358,804.97
For pay.of postmasters, clerks, en
velopcs, stamps, blanks, bags, 1
carriers, and balances to for
eign countries - 4,889,127.35
1U8T jri lets. -avtuminu uiuuai uuu,
Total .... 19,170,782.15
Deduct payment for 1859 4,296,009 26
Actdal expenditures of 1860
Ex President Pierce has written a letter to
a friend, on tbe national crisis, which is pub
lished in the Washington Constitution. In it
he says : "I trust the -South will make a large
draft opon her devotion to the Union, and be
guarded by the wise moderation which the ex
Igency so urgently calls for. Can it be that
this flag, with all the stars in their places, is no
longer to float at home, abroad, and always, as
an emblem of our united power, common
freedom, and unchallenged security ? Can it
be that it is to go down in darkness, if not in
blood, before we nave completed a single cen
tury of our independent national existence 7
A agree wun you, mat maaness nos ruieu mo
hour in pushing forward a line of aggressions
upon the South, but I will not despair of re
turning reason, and of a returning sense of
constitutional right and duty."
A Novel Case at Law. Mr. Church, of
Montville, Connecticut, owned a hen. 'Ihe
hen took a notion to set. Mr. Church encour
aged her in it to the extent of giving her six
teen eggs to commence on. With commenda
ble industry the hen went to work, "setting."
For one week she devoted herself to it without
interruption. At the end of the week, Mr.
Tinker s turkey came along that way, and
crowding the hen off her nest, took the busi
ness of incubation under her own wings. Be
ing more "on her muscle" than the Tien, she
maintained her position until a brood of chick
ens stepped out of the shell and peeped. Tbe
turkey then took the chickens in tow, and re
turned to her own and Mr. Tinker's residence.
Mr. Church brought an action of trover for the
chickens, claiming them on the ground that
his hen laid the eggs and did the Best part of
tbe setting. iho case was tried on oaiuruay,
and judgment was given for plaintiff to recover
eight cents a piece for the chickens.
In Madison, Wisconsin, on Thursday eve
ning of last week, a couple of young folks called
on Esquire F., and, alter considerable hesita
tion, requested to be united in the " holy bond
of matrimony," which request the Esquire at
once proceeded to comply with. The bride,
from the lateness of her call, thought some ex
planation necessary, and so very innocently re
" Ue came from Columbia county to attend
the flnr, but finding the taverns all full, and no
place for Atex.to sleep, we concluded to get
married, so he could sleep with me."
Such a wife is worth having.
In the hearing of a case for assault and bat
tery, a counsel, while cross examining one of
the witnesses, asked him what they had Ht the
first place they stopped at? " Four glasses of
ole." "Next?" "Two glasses of whisky."
"Next?" "One glass of brandy." "Next?"
"A fight I"
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Prospectus of tbe National Republican.
Believing-that the time baa arrived when the
great Republican party of the United States ought
to be fairly represented in the daily press of tbe
National Metropolis, we have embarked In the
enterprise of supplying the citizens of the District
of Columbia-with a dally publication, under the
title of the " National Rkfuslioar."
In Its political department, this journal will
advocate and defend the principles of the Repub
lican party, and endeavor to disabuse the public
mind of groundless prejudices which have been
engendered against It, by the false accusations
of Its enemies. 'Having the utmost confidence
that the administration of Mr. 'Lincoln will be
snch as to merit our approbation, we expect to
yield It a cordial, but not a servile support. In
tbe great Issue 'that Is likely to be made with his
administration, by the enemies of the Republican
party, tbe people of Washington and the District
of Columbia bare more at stake than the peopl
of any other portion of our common country. We
believe that to support Mr. Lincoln's administra
tion will be synonymous with maintaining the In
tegrity of the Federal Union, against the machin
ations of those who would rend it asunder. No
one can doubt upon which side of this Issue the
people of Washington will be found, when they
come to realise that it Is fairly forced upon them.
We feel confident, therefore, that In yielding to
the administration of Mr. Lincoln a cordial sup
port, we shall bave the sympathy of an Immense
tnjoritj of the people of this District and vicin
ity. It is not our design, however, to make the
National Republican a mere political paper. We
intend, tbat as a medium of general and local
news, it shall not be Inferior to any other journal
published In this city. We shall pay particular
attention to questions of local policy, and advo
cate such reforms as we may deem essential to
tbe prosperity of the city, and to the advance
ment of the moral and material welfare of Its
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LEWIS CLEPHANE k CO.
Some Opinions of Hr. Lincoln.
8ELE9TED VERBATIM FROU IIIB SPEECHES, AND
FERTINENT TO TUB PRESENT OCCASION.
"I say that we must not interfere with the
institution of slavery in the States where it ex
ists, because the Constitution forbids it, and the
general welfare does not require us to do so.
We must not withhold an efficient fugitive slave
law, because the Constitution requires us, as I
understand it, not to withhold such a law. But
we mnst prevent the out-snreadin? of the in
stitution, because neither the Constitution nor
the general welfare requires us to extend it.
We must prevent the revival of the African
slave trade, and the enacting by Congress of a
Territorial slave code. We must prevent each
of these things being done by either Congress
or courts. The people of the United States are
the rightful masters of both Congresses and
courts not to overthrow the Constitution, but
overthrow tbe men who pervert the Constitu
tion 1 " Speech at Cincinnati, September 18,
" I bold myself under constitutional obliga
tions to allow the people in all the States, with
out interference, direct or indirect, to do exact
ly as they please; and I deny that I have tiny
inclination to interfere with them, even if there
were no such constitutional obligation. I can
only say ajjain, that I am placed improperly
altogether improperly, in spite of all that I can
say when it is insisted that I entertain any
other views or purposes in regard to that mat
ter (slavery.)" Speech at Jonesborough, III.,
Sept. 16, 1858.
" While it (slavery) drives on in its Btato of.
progress as it it now driving, and as it has
driven for the last five years, I have ventured
the opinion, and say to day, that we will have
no end to the slavery agitation until it takes
one turn or the other. I do not mean that when
it takes a turn toward ultimate extinction it
will be in a day, nor in a year, nor in two
years. I do not suppose tbat in tbe most peace
ful way ultimate extinction would occur in less
than a hundred years at least ; but that it will
occur in the best way for both races, in God's
own good time, I have no doubt," Speech at
Charleston, III., Sept. 18. 1858.
" Mr. Douglas's popular sovereignty, as a
principle, is simply this : If one man chooses
to make a slave of another, neither that man
nor anybody else has a right to object."
Speech at Cincinnati, Sept. 17, 1859.
" I have intimated that I thought the agita
tion (of slavery) would not cease until a crisis
should be reached and passed. I have stated
in what way I have thought it would bo reached
and passed. Wo might, by arresting the fur.
ther spread of it, and placing it where the
fathers originally placed it, put it where the
public mind should rest in the belief that it was
m the course of ultimate extinction. Thus the
agitation mav cease. It may be pushed for
ward until it shall. become alike lawful in all
the States, old as well as new, North as well as
South. I entertain tho opinion, upon evidence
sufficient to my mind, that tho fathers of this
Government placed that institution whero the
publio mind aid rest in the belief that it was in
the course of ultimate extinction ; and when I
desiro to see the further spread of it arrested, I
only say that I desiro to sco that done which
the fathers havo first done. It is not true that
our fathers, as Judge Douglas assumes, mado
this Government part slave and part free. Un
derstand the Bense in which he puts it ho as
sumes that slavery is n rightful thing within
itself was introduced by the framers of the
Constitution. Tho exact truth is, that they
found the institution existing among us, and
they left it as they found it. But in making
the Government, they left this institution with
many clear marks of disapprobation upon it.
They found slavery among them, and they left
it among them because of the difficulty the
ubsolute impossibility of its immediate re
moval." Speech at Alton, Oct. 18, 1858.
' Let me say I have no prejudice against thi
Southern people. They are just what we would
be in their situation. If slavery did not exist
among them they would not introduce it. If
it did now exist among us, we should not in
stantly give it up. This I believe of the masses,
North and South. Doubtlpss there are indi
viduals on both sides who would not hold slave's
under any circumstances; and others who
would gladly introduce slavery anew if it were
now out of existence. We Know that some
Southern men da free their slaves, go North,
and become tip-top abolitionists ; while some
Northern opes go South, and become most cruel
"When Southern people tell us they are no
more responsible tor the origin of slavery than
we are, I acknowledge the Tact. When it is
said that the institution exists, and that it is
very difficult to get rid of it in any satisfactory
way, I can understand and appreciate the say.
ing. I surely wiH not blame them for not do
ing what I should not know how to do myself.
If all earthly power were given me, I should
not know what to do, as to the existing institu
tion. My first impulse would be to free all the
Blaves, and send them to Liberia to their own
native land. But a moment's reflection would
convince me, that whatever of high hope (as I
think there is) the
ire mav be in this, in the long
run, its sudden execution is impossible.
they were all landed there in a day, they would
perish in the next ten days ; and there are not
surplus shipping and surplus money enough in
the world to carry them there in many times
ten days. What then 7 Free them all, and
keep them among us as underlings ? Is it quite
certain that this betters their condition? I
think I would not hold one in slavery at any
rate ; yet the point is not clear enough to de
nounce people upon. What next? Free them,
and make them politically and socially our
equals? My own feelings will not admit of
Ibis; and it nunc would, we well know tbat
those of the great mass of white people will not.
Whether this feeling accords with justice and
sound judgment, is not tbe solo question, it,
indeed, it is any part of it. A universal feel
ing, whether well or ill founded, cannot be
sately disregarded. We cannot, then, make
them equals. It does seem to me that sys
tems of gradual emancipation might be adopt
ed; but for tbat tardiness in this respect, I
will not undertake to judge our brethren of the
" rt hen they remind us of their constitutional
rights, I acknowledge them, not grudgingly,
but fully and fairly ; and I would give them
any legislation for the reclaiming of their fugi
tives, which should not, in its stringency, be
more likely to carry a free man into slavery
tbat our ordinary criminal laws are to hang an
innocent one." Speech at Ottawa, III.. Aug.
" lias anything ever threatened the existence
of this Union, save and except this very institu
tion of slavery 7 w bat is it tbat we bold most
dear amongst us,? Ourowo'liberty and pros
perity. What has ever threatened our liberty
and prosperity, save and except this institution
of slavery ? If this is true, how do you propose
to improve the condition of things by enlarging
slavery by spreading it out, and making it
" You may have a wen or cancer on your
person, and not be able to cut it out, lest you
bleed to death : but surely it is no way to cure
it to engraft it, and spread it over your whole
body. That is no proper way of treating what
you regard as a wrong. tspeecn at Alton, vet.
" I suppose most of us (I know it of myself)
believe that the people of the Southern States
are entitled to a Congressional fugitive slave
law. As the right is constitutional, I agree
that tbe legislation shall bo granted to it, and
that not that we like the ins'itution of slavery.
We profess to have no taete for running and
catching negroes ; at least, I profess no taste
for that job at all. Why, then, do I yield sup
port to a fugitive slave law? Because I do not
understand that the Constitution, which guar
anties that right, can be supported without
it." Speech at Alton, Oct. 15, 858.
"The real issue iu this controversy the one
pressing upon every mind is the sentiment on
the part of one class that looks upon the insti
tution of slavery as a wrong, and of another
class that docs not look upon it as a wrong.
'Tho sentiment that contemplates the institution
of slavery in this country as a wrong, is the
sentiment of the Republican party. They look
upon it as being a moral, social, and political
wrong; and while they contemplate it as such,
they nevertheless have duo regard for its actual
existence among us, and the difficulties of get
ting rid of it in any satisfactbry way, aud to all
the constitutional obligations thrown about it.
Yet haviug a due regard for these, they desire
a policy in regard to it that looks to its not cre
ating any more danger. They insist that it
should, as far as may be, be treated as a wrong ;
and one of the methods of treating it as a
wrong is to make provision that it shall grow
no larger. If there be a man among us who
docs not think that the institution of slavery is
wrong in any of the aspects of which I have
spoken, he is misplaced, and ought not to bo
with us. And if there be a man amongst us
who is so impatient of it ns a wrong as to dis
regard its actual presence among us, and the
difficulty of getting rid of it suddenly in a sat
isfactory way, and to disregard the constitu
tional obligations thrown about it, that man is
misplaced if he is on our platform." Speech at
Alton, Oct. 15, 1858.
A FEW WORDS TO THE SOUTH.
" We the Republicans, and others, forming
the opposition of the country, intend to 'stand
by our guns,' to be patient and firm, and in the
long run to beat you. When we do beat you,
you perhaps want to know what wo will do
with you. I will tell you, so far as I nm au
thorized to speak for tbe opposition, what we
mean to do with you. We mean to treat you,
as nearly as we possibly can, as Washington,
Jefferson, and Madison, treated you. We mean
to leave you alone, and in no way interfere
witli your institution ; to abide by every com
promise of the Constitution : and, in a word,
coming back to the original proposition, to
treat you as far as degenerated men (if we bave
degenerated! may, according to the examples
of those noble fathers Washington, Jefferson,
and Madison. We mean to remember that you
arc as good as wo are ; that there is no dif
ference between us, other than the difference
of circumstances. We mean to recognise and
bear in mind, always, that you have as good
hearts iu your bosoms as other people, or as
we claim to have, and to treat you accord
ingly. Speech at Cincinnati, Sept. 17, 1859.
Resolved, That we, the delegated representa
tives of the Republican Electors of the United
8tales, In Convention assembled, in discharge
of the duty we owe to our constituents and our
country, unite la the following declarations :
First. That the history of the nation daring
the last four years has fully established the pro
priety and necessity of the organisation and per
petuation of the Republican party, and tbat the
eanses which called It into existence are perma
nent In their nature, and now, more than ever
before, demand its peaceful and constitutional
Second. That the maintenance of the principles
promulgated In the Declaration of Independence,
and embodied in the Federal Constitution, "that
all men are created equal ; that they are endowed
by their Creator with certain unalienable rights;
that among these are life, liberty, and the pur
suit of happiness that to secure these rights,
Governments are Instituted among men, deriving
their just powers from the consent of the governed,"
Is essential to the preservation of our republican
institutions ; and that the Federal Constitution,
the rights of the States, and the Union of the
States, must and shall be preserved.
Third. That to the Union of tbe States this
nation owes its unprecedented Increase In popu
lation ; Its surprising development of material
resources ; Its rapid augmentation of wealth ;
its happiness at home and its honor abroad; aud
we bold In abhorrence all schemes for disunion,
come from whatever source they may ; and we
congratulate the country that no Republican
member of Congress has uttered or countenanced
a threat of disunion, so often made by Demo
cratic members without rebuke and with ap
plause from their political associates ; and we
denounce those threats of disunion, In case of
a popular overthrow of their ascendency, as de
nying tbe vital principles of a free Government,
and as an avowal of contemplated treason, which
It is the imperative duty of an Indignant people
sternly to rebuke and forever silence.
Fourth. Tbat the maintenance inviolate of
the rights of the States, and especially the right
of each State to order and control Its' own do
mestic institutions, according to Its own judg
ment exclusively, is essential to that balance of
power on wblch the perfection and endurance of
our political fabrte depends ; and we denounce
the lawless Invasion by armed force of the soil
of any State or Territory, no matter under what
pretext, as among the gravest of crimes.
ityi. That the present Democratic Adminis
tration has far exceeded our worst apprehensions
In its measureless subserviency to the exactions
of a sectional interest, as especially evidenced
In its desperate exertions to force the Infamous
Lecompton Constitution upon the protesting peo
ple of Kansas In construing the personal rela
tion between muter and servant to involve an
unqualified property in persons in Its attempted
fife, tement everywhere, on land and sea, through
the Intervention of Congress and of the Federal
cenrts, of the extreme pretensions of a purely lo
cal interejt,and in Its general and unvarying abuse
of the power Intrusted to It by a confiding people.
Sixth. That the people justly view with alarm
the reckless extravagance wblch pervades every
department of tbe Federal Government; that a
return to rigid economy and accountability is In
dispensable to arrest the systematic plunder of the
public Treasury by favored partisans ; while the
recent startling developments of frauds and cor
ruptions at the Federal metropolis show that an
entire change of Administration Is Imperatively
Seventh. That the new dogma that the Consti
tution of Its own force carries Blavery Into any
or all of tbe Territories of the United States, is a
dangerous politlsal heresy, at variance with tbe
explicit provisions of that Instrument itself, with
cotemporaneous exposition, and with legislative
and judicial precedent; is revolutionary in its
tendency, and subversive of the peace and har
mony of tbe country.
Eighth. That the normal conditiqn of all the
territory of the United States Is tbat of Freedom ;
that as our republican fathers, when they hod
abolished slavery In all our national territory,
ordained that "no person should be deprived of
life, liberty, or property, without due process of
law," It becomes our duty, by legislation, when
ever sucb legislation Is necessary, to maintain
this provision of the Constitution against all at
tempts to violate it; and we deny tbe authority
of Congress, of a Territorial Legislature, or of
any individuals, to give legal existence to sla
very in any Territory of the United States.
Ninth. That we brand tbe recent reopening of
tbe African slave trade, under the cover of our
national flag, aided by perversions of judicial
power, as a crime against humanity, and a burning
shame to our country and age ; and we call upon
Congress to take prompt and efficient measures
for the total and final suppression of tbat exe
Tenth. That In the recent vetoes by their Fed
eral Governors of the acts of the Legislatures
of Kansas and Nebraska, probibitlng slavery in
those Territories, we find a practical Illustration
of tbe boasted Democratic principle of non-intervention
and popular sovereignty embodied in
the Kansas-Nebraska bill, and a demonstration
of tbe deception and fraud Involved therein.
Eleventh. That Kansas should of right be Im
mediately admitted as a State under the Consti
tution recently formed and adopted by her people,
and accepted by tbe House of Representatives.
Twelfth. That while providing revenue for the
support of the General Government by duties
upon imports, sound policy requires such an ad
justment of these Imposts as to encourage the de
velopment of the industrial interests of the whole
country ; and we commend that policy of nation
al exchanges, wblch secures to the working men
liberal wages, to agriculture remunerating prices,
to mechanics and manufacturers an adequate
reward for their skill, labor, and enterprise, and
to the nation commercial prosperity and inde
pendence. Thirteenth. That we pretest against any sale
or alienation to others of the public lands held
by actual settlers, and against any view of the
free homestead policy which regards the settlers
as paupers or supplicants for public bounty ; and
we demand the passage by Congress of tbe com-
Slots and satisfactory homestead measure which
as already passed the House.
Fourteenth. That the Republican party is op
posed to any change in our naturalization laws,
or any State legislation by which the rights of
citizenship bitberto accorded to immigrants irom
foreign lands shall be abridged r Impaired ; and
in favor of giving a full and efficient protection
to the rights of all classes of citizens, whether
native or naturalised, both at home and abroad.
Fifteenth. Tbat appropriations by Congress
for river and harbor Improvements of a nation
al character, required for the accommodation
and security of an existing commerce, are author
ised by the Constitution and justified by an ob
ligation of the Government to protect the lives
and property of its citizens.
Sixteenth. Tbat a railroad to the Pacific Ocean
Is imperatively demanded by the interests of the
whole country) that tbe Federal Government
ought to render Immediate and efficient aid In
its construction ; and that, as preliminary thereto,
a daily overland mall should be promptly es
tablished. Seventeenth. Finally, having thus set forth our
distinctive principles and views, we invite tbe
co-operation of all citizens, however differing on
other questions, who substantially agree with us,
In their affirmance and support.
BELL AND EVERETT PLATFORM.
Whereas experience has demonstrated that
platforms adopted by the partisan Conventions
of the country have had the effect to mislead
and deceive the people, and at the same time
to widen the political divisions of the country,
by the creation and encouragement of geograph
ical and sectional parties : therefore,
llcwlccd, Tbat it is both the part of patriot
ism and of duty to recognise no political prin
ciple other than the Constitution of the country,
the union of the States, and tho enforcement
of the laws ; and that as representatives of the
Constitutional Union men of the country, in
National Convention assembled, we hereby
pledge ourselves to maintain, protect, and de
fend, separately and unitedly, these great prin
ciples of public liberty nnd national safety
against all enemies, at home and abroad, be
lieving thereby peace may once more be re
stored to the country, the just rights of the
people and of the States re-established, and the
Goverment again placed in that condition of
justice, fraternity, and equality, which, under
the example and Constitution of our fathers,
has solemnly bound every citizen of the United
States to maintain a more perfect union, estab
lish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, pro
vide tor the common defence, promote the gen
eral welfare, and securo the blessings of liber
ty to ourselves and our postonty.
DOUGLAS AND JOHNSON PLATFORM.
Resolved, Tbat we, the Democracy of the
Union, in Convention assembled, hereby de
clare our affirmance of the resolutions unani
mously adopted and declared as a platform of
Srinciples by the Democratic Convention at
incinnati, in tbe year 1856, believing tbat
Democratic principles are unchangeable in
their nature, when applied to the same subject
matter; and we recommend as the only further
reaniuuons uic louowiog;
Resolved, That it is the duty of the United
States to afford ample and complete protection
to all its citizens, wnether at home or abroad,
and whether native or foreign.
llesolced, That one of the necessities of the
age, in a military, commercial, and postal
point of view, is speedy commnnication be
tween the Atlantic and Pacific States; and
the Democratic party pledge such constitution
al government aid as will insure the construc
tion of a railroad to the Pacific coast at the
esrliest practicable period.
Resolved, That the Democratic party are in
favor of the acquisition of the island of Cuba,
on such terms as shall be honorable to our
selves apd just to Spain.
Resolved, That the enactment of State Leg
islatures to defeat the faithful execution of tho
fugitive slave law are hostile in character, sub
versive of the Constitution, and revolutionary
in their effect,
llesolced, That in accordance with the in
terpretation of the Cincinnati platform, that,
during the existence of the Territorial Govern
ments, the measure of restriction, whatever it
may be, imposed by the Federal Constitution
on tbe power of the Territorial Legislature
over the subject of the domestic relations, as
tho same has been, or shall hereafter be, finally
determined by tbe Supremo Court of the Uni
ted States, should be respected by all good
citizens, and enforced with promptness and
fidelity Ijy every branch of the General Gov
ernment. BRECKINRIDGE AND LANE PLATFORM.
Resolved, That tho platform adopted by the
Democratic party at Cincinnati be affirmed,
with the following explanatory resolutions:
First, That the Government of a Territory
organized by an act of Congress is provisional
and temporary, and during its existence all cit
izens of tbe United States have an equal right
to settle with their properly in the Territories,
without their rights, either of person or prop
erty, being destroyed or impaired by Congres
sional or Territorial legislation.
Second. That it is the duty of tho Federal
Government, in all its departments, to protect,
when necessary, the rights of persons and prop
erty in the Territories, and wherever else its
constitutional authority extends.
Third. That when the settlers of a Territory,
having an adequate population, form a State
Constitution, the right of sovereignty com
mences, and, being consummated by admission
into the Union, they stand on an equal footing
with the people of other States; and the State
thus organized ought to be admitted into the
Federal Union, whether its Constitution pro
hibits or recognises the institution of slavery.
llesolced, That the Democratic party are in
favor of the acquisition of the island of Cuba
on such terms as will be honorable to ourselves
and just to Spain, at the earliest practicable
Resolved, That tho enactment of State Legis
latures to defeat tho faithful execution of the
fugitive slave law are hostile iu character, sub
versive of tho Constitution, aud revolutionary
in their effect.
Resolved, That tho Democracy of the United
States recognise it as the imperative duty of this
Government to protect the naturalized citizen
in all his rights, whether at home or in foreign
lands, to the same exteut as its native-born cit
izens. Whereas ono of the greatest necessities of
the age, in a political, commercial, postal, and
military point of viewl is a speedy communica
tion between the Pacific and Atlantic coasts ;
therefore be it
Resolved, That the National Democratic party
do hereby pledge themselves to use every means
in their power to secure the passage of some
bill, to the extent of tho constitutional author
ity of Congress; for tho construction of a Pa
cine railroad from the Mississippi river to the
Pacific ocean, at the earliest practicable moment.
OF AXL GXADIS AXD fBIClS.
WARRANTED Gold Band Window Shades,
Buff, Green, and Blue Holland Shades, all
sizes, made to order.
Also, a handsome assortment of Picture Cord
and Tassels, all sizes and colors.
Purchasing for cash, and allowing no old stock
to accumulate, persons needing the above goods
will find It to their advantage to give me a call.
All work executed and superintended by
practical men, who bare served a regular ap
prenticeship at their trade.
Satisfaction guarantied, or no pay required.
Please give me a call. Remember the number.
No. 48G Seventh street, eight doors above
nov 20 Odd Fellows' Hall.
A THREE STORY and basement brick house,
on the corner of Fourth and K streets, con
taining eight rooms, nearly new, and In good
order. To a pro-npt tenant tbe rent will be
moderate. Inquire of J. T. Clement', agent,
No. 580 I street, or at this office, nov 26 tf
490 Seventh street,
OU can find a complete assortment of House
keeping Hardware, Cutlery, Mirer-plated
Ware, Britannia, Block Tin, and Japanned Ware,
Door Mats, Table Mats, Feather Dusters, Clocks,
and all the useful articles for Housekeeping,
together with Ladies' Satchels, Card Cases,
Purses, Fans, Combs, Brushes, Baskets, 4c,
4c, all Selected with great care, bought for
cash, and will be sold at the very lowest prices.
Purchasers will do well to remember
House-Furnishing Store, No. 400 Seventh street
I AM receiving a lot of Green and Black TEAS,
among which are some of as fine grades a
can be bad, to which i invite tbe attention ol all
lovers of choice Green and Black Teas.
JESSE B. WILSON,
327 Pa, ar., between Sixth and Seventh
dov 26 streets, south side.
3. J. COOMBS,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
WILL practice In tbe local Courts or this
District, and In the Supreme Court and
Court of Claims. Office at the corner of Indi
ana avenue and Second street.
Carriage Sponge and Shamois Skins,
FOR sale by
nov 26 tawlm No. 375 Penn. avenue.
ENGLISH CARRIAGE VARNISH,
FOR sale by
nov 26 tawlm No. 375 Penn. avenue.
Corner of Indiana avenue and Second street,
Washington, D. C.
BOOKS, Pamphlets, Wood Engravings, and
Jobs ol all kinds, Stereotyped to order. A
variety of Business Cuts on hand, for sale, cheap
for cash. O. W. MURRAY, Stereotyper.
Massachusetts Clear Mess Pork
For sale low by
BROWNING 4 KEATING,
353 Penn. avenue, near Sixth street.
stlllH T WISH all trentlemen to bear'
H I in mind tbat the plan which
Ls adopted, six rears ago, of selling
HATa and BOOTS at greatly reduced prices, for
casb, Is in successful operation. Just received,
a full supply of the latest New York styles of
DRESS HATS. The very finest Hat at $3.60 ;
a first-rate Hat, $3 ; and very good, fashionable
Hat, $2.80. All of the latest styles of soft HATS
and CAPS, at the very lowest prices. I am
constantly supplied with a very large stock of
those fine DRESS BOOTS, at $3.75 which I
hare been selling for many years as well as
the very best quality of Patent Leather GAIT
ERS, at $3 50. Fine French Calfskin Gaiters,
from $2 to $2 60.
Terms cash. No extra charge in order to off
let bad debts. ANTHONY, Agent for the Manu
facturers, Seventh street, second Hat Store from
the corner, opposite Avenue House, No. 640.
JONNT. GIVEN & CO.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
COAL AND WOOD,
Southwest corner of O and Fourteenth streets,
Near Canal Bnipas.
FAIR PRICES AND FAIR DEALING I
nov 26 2w
Plumber and Qas Fitter,
WILL Introduce Gas and Water upon the
most liberal terms, at the shortest notice,
and will guaranty satisfaction.
He has on hand a lot of Cooking and other
Stores, which he will sell at leu than cost. Call
and see him. Remember the place, southtast
corner of Twelfth and F streets, nor 26 lm